How Does The World Work?

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  • Brady, John, Jaren, Dyson - 600 Back Room
  • Paris, Arya, Defne, Ty - Hallway (quiet spot)
  • Isabella, Niyathi, Alex, Grace - Hallway (quiet spot)
  • Elle, Albert, Nora, Jordan - 600 Front Room
  • Richard, Brennen, Evan, Jack, Nick - 600 Back Room
  • AdaM, AdamS, Max, Sebastian - 600 Hallway



  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources
  • Determine facts versus opinions
  • Provide an objective summary of the text
  • Determine an author's point of view or purpose and analyze how the author responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints
  • Determine "reliable" sources
  • Delineate and evaluate arguments/claims, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
  • Analyze a case in which two or more sources provide conflicting information and identify where the texts disagree on facts or interpretation
  • Cite textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the source says as well as inferences
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea
  • Apply intermediate internet search skills
  • Document research process
  • Share facts and analysis (argumentative writing) with classmates, teacher, and an audience outside school

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Blog Comments

Marking Period 1

  • 3-4 Essential Questions
  • 10 search terms
  • 2 stories and notes
  • 1 stories and notes
  • 2 "Background" Research Pages and notes
  • 2 stories from BBC, CBC or ABC
  • 8 FAQs (must include a who, what, where, when, why question) and answers

Marking Period 2

  • At least 2 stories (1 related to Great Lakes, Trump Election or Brexit)
  • Summary paragraph

Marking Period 3

  • At least 1 kid friendly source
  • At least 1 story from NPR and PBS
  • At least 1 multimodal blog post (How the World Works - Presentation & Representation)
  • At least 1 story that presents an opposing view in their own words
  • At least 2 stories from non-U.S. news sources
  • At least 1 related blog post or twitter stream
  • At least 1 multimodal representation from a reputable source (map, timeline, photo essay, etc.)
  • At least 6 blog comments (at least 2 for each team member)
  • At least 2 blog posts

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